I recently picked up some new Hourglass products including the Hourglass Cosmetics 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner in Obsidian and also their Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette (review here). I’d been wanting to try out both of these for awhile now and I’m really glad I have because I honestly love both of them.
The 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner, in particular, is really lovely because it creates such an intensely pigmented and yet thin line on the eyes. It’s such a small pencil and that makes it really simple when tight-lining the eyes. I tend to flinch quite a bit, even when I’m doing my own makeup, if I’m tight-lining my eyes. It just does not feel natural. Couple that with the fact that I’ve got seriously sensitive eyes and it’s usually a recipe for disaster! Not so with this eyeliner, though, and I’m so glad it doesn’t irritate my eyes in the slightest and despite being really pigmented, the eyeliner hardly smudges and doesn’t bleed into the lower lash line like most eyeliners do when you tight line. It lasts for hours and hours and it doesn’t sweat off, even in over 100 degree weather which is what I was in the past weekend, wearing both the gel eyeliner and the brow pencil so I can vouch for the long lasting properties of both. My only complaint is that if you’re not careful when twisting the eyeliner to get more product or if you press a little too hard, the pencil breaks off which results in wasted eyeliner, but this has only happened twice so other than that, I’m extremely happy with this product.
BENEFITS + FEATURES OF THIS GEL LINER (according to Hourglass Cosmetics):
• The precision 1.5mm tip ensures effortless control, and allows for lining in between lashes. ✔
• The unique formula, poured into a slim mechanical component, has the malleability, intensity and staying power of a traditional gel liner. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required.✔
• The waterproof, transfer-proof and long-lasting formula delivers extended wear. ✔
• Two clicks is all you need to line the eye. Each advanced mechanical pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses. ✔
• The supple, moisturizing formula glides on smoothly and dries quickly. ✔
• Ophthalmologist tested. ✔
Here is my makeup using nearly all Hourglass products!
Products Used: Hourglass No. 28 Serum + Primer, Veil Fluid Foundation in Porcelain, Arch Brow Sculpt Pencil in Dark Brunette, 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Obsidian, Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara in black, Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow to Contour, and ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Blossom Lady on my lips.
I really cannot recommend this eyeliner enough! It lives up to all it’s claims and then some. If you love to use eyeliner frequently, if you have sensitive eyes, if you prefer a precise line and tight line your eyes, and if you want something that will last a long time and not smudge all over – this is definitely worth a try. It works incredibly well, even on my oily eyelids.
You can get this 1.5mm mechanical gel eyeliner at Sephora as a single or in a 3 value pack.
Read my review for the Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil.
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I purchased all products with my own money and as always, all opinions are completely honest, based on my personal experiences, and entirely my own.